Departing From

  • Hereford,
  • Leominster,
  • Ludlow,
  • Craven Arms,
  • Church Stretton,
  • Shrewsbury,
  • Whitchurch,
  • Crewe,
  • Preston

Enjoy a fabulous steam hauled day tour offering spectacular views of the Cumbrian mountains and high Pennines as we climb over the Lakeland fells to the historic border city of Carlisle for a lunchtime sightseeing break and return around the longest coastal line in Britain with splendid views across the Irish Sea and Morecambe Bay.

Travelling through the county town of Lancaster our steam locomotive works hard to climb up the severe gradients of Grayrigg and Shap with splendid views over the Cumbrian Fells before we descend to Penrith, and head for Carlisle. There will be around two hours available to explore this ancient border city with its castle, cathedral, Tullie House Museum, and shopping centre.


Our return journey takes the scenic coastal route around the Cumbrian Coast running along the shoreline through Workington with spectacular cliff edge views as we journey south and the Isle of Man visible across the Irish Sea. We run close to the shoreline passing Sellafield, and Ravenglass. After Ulverston, we curve along the edge of Morecambe Bay through Grange-over-Sands. There are views across the bay as we cross the lengthy Kent Viaduct at Arnside and approach Carnforth and a fast run homeward along the west coast main line.


The train is steam hauled from Preston by one of our immaculately restored pool of engines including: the world famous LMS Royal Scot Class, No.46100 ‘Royal Scot’ – West Country Class, No. 34046 ‘Braunton’ – Britannia Pacific Class, No 70000 ‘Britannia’.


Hereford 05.55 23.55
Leominster 06.10 23.35
Ludlow 06.25 23.20
Craven Arms 06.40 23.10
Church Stretton 06.55 22.55
Shrewsbury 07.30 22.35
Whitchurch 07.55 22.05
Crewe 08.15 21.30
Preston 09.55 20.30

Destination Timings

Carlisle 12.30 15.30

Classes of Travel

Pullman Dining - £350

Seating at a guaranteed window table for two available at a supplement of £40 per person.

Seating is in our beautifully restored wood panelled vintage carriages at tables of 4 or 2 laid with crisp linen and fully dressed in fine crockery, fresh flowers, and glassware. The day starts as you settle into your seat with a glass of chilled bucks’ fizz, followed by a full English breakfast and late morning tea/coffee service with pastries prior to the arrival at our destination. Following an afternoon sightseeing break you will be welcomed aboard by your attentive liveried steward and offered a refreshing glass of chilled champagne and selection of canapes as you relax in anticipation of the gastronomic journey ahead. A sumptuous five course seasonal dinner, created by our Executive Chef, will be served including the Great British cheese board, biscuits, and chutneys – all accompanied by our Sommelier’s choice of a half-bottle of wine per person. The memorable journey concludes with a service of coffee and homemade petits fours.


First Class (non-dining) - £185

Seating at a guaranteed window table for two available at a supplement of £40 per person.

Seating is at tables of 4 or 2 with additional legroom, wide seats, and panoramic windows. Includes complimentary tea/coffee and light snacks, accompanied with a morning glass of Bucks Fizz and afternoon glass of sparkling wine. There is a buffet bar available for the purchase of light refreshments and you may bring on board your own picnic hamper for consumption during the journey.


Standard Class (non-dining) - £165

Seating is around a table of four with bookings for two persons seated side by side with one window and one aisle seat, whilst bookings for one person are normally allocated an aisle seat. Enjoy complimentary tea and coffee throughout your journey as well as additional items that may be purchased from our buffet bar offering a choice of refreshments, light snack items, wines, beers and spirits.